Started by drawing out the design using a ball point pen. The challenge i faced was drawing a circle as perfect as I could with no tools but a ruler. It was also pretty tough getting the cats as even as possible with occupying half the circle. While designing the pattern on the cats, I had to take into account how the pattern can affect the features of the cat. In order to bring the eyes out, the patterns around the eye had to be streamlined such that the shape of the eye is visible.
Here’s the B&W print that I like. Even distribution of colour.
My first time experimenting with colour on lino cuts. Turned out really well. Loved how the red is the fierce shadow of the cat.